MSOE Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

The Grohmann Museum at MSOE, the Milwaukee School of Engineering
The Grohmann Museum at MSOE, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Jeramey Jannene / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Milwaukee School of Engineering Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 66%, the MSOE is between selective and open to all applicants. Successful applicants will generally have good grades and test scores. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application, which can be completed online. Additional required materials include high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

For complete instructions, be sure to visit MSOE's website. Contact the admissions office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit to the campus.

Admissions Data (2016):

MSOE Description:

MSOE, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, often ranks among the country's top ten engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's. The downtown Milwaukee campus features the 210,000 square-foot Kern Center (MSOE's fitness center), the Grohmann Museum (featuring artwork depicting "Man at Work"), and a library that holds the world's largest light bulb.

MSOE offers 17 bachelor's degree programs. Students come from all over the world, although about two-thirds are from Wisconsin. Personal attention is important to MSOE; the school has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 21. In athletics, popular sports include ice hockey, track and field, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and rowing.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,846 (2,642 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 74% Male / 26% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,980
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,141
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $50,321

MSOE Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,650
    • Loans: $7,749

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing.

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Rowing
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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MSOE Mission Statement:

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"MSOE provides a sustained interactive educational climate for students to become well-rounded, technologically experienced graduates and highly productive professionals and leaders."

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